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gaywrites:

All that hoopla for nothing. 

After writing and later criticizing a document that suggested LGBT people had “gifts and qualities” to offer Catholics, a group of bishops rejected the document. This isn’t terribly surprising; church officials took to the defensive as soon as conservatives spoke out against their document, showing that they didn’t really believe what they were saying. 

Rather than considering gays as individuals who had gifts to offer the church, the revised paragraph referred to homosexuality as one of the problems Catholic families have to confront. It said “people with homosexual tendencies must be welcomed with respect and delicacy,” but repeated church teaching that marriage is only between man and woman. The paragraph failed to reach the two-thirds majority needed to pass.

Two other paragraphs concerning the other hot-button issue at the synod of bishops - whether divorced and civilly remarried Catholics can receive Communion - also failed to pass.

There is a chance for the document to be revisited in future meetings, but probably not anytime soon. Whomp. 

this is why you should never put your trust in men “of god”.

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gaywrites:

At a high school in North Carolina, administrators have canceled a performance of Almost, Maine because one storyline includes same-sex love interests.

Almost, Maine is one of the most regularly performed plays in high school. In one song, two guys are shown falling in love in a scene that includes neither physical contact nor graphic language. But for the principal at Maiden High School, that didn’t matter; two men falling for each other was enough to merit calling off the play.

"Our faculty and staff are still in review of potential performances to be conducted by our students this fall," wrote Rob Bliss, the school’s principal, in a statement. "At this time, no final decision has been made regarding whether and what drama performances are to be presented this fall. In regards to the request for students to perform the play Almost, Maine, careful review and consideration was given to the contents of this play. The play contained sexually-explicit overtones and multiple sexual innuendos that are not aligned with our mission and educational objectives. As principal of Maiden High School, I have an obligation to ensure that all material, including drama performances is appropriate and educationally sound for students of all ages.”

Students at Maiden High School have created an online petition in an effort to change the principal’s decision, which came shortly after a federal judge struck down North Carolina’s ban on same-sex marriage.

A high school group in Baltimore faced similar pushback from administrators a few years ago when producing the same show, for the same reason. The ACLU got involved and the students won. Here’s hoping. 

have you seen the scene in question? so not controversial. if the scene was of a boy-girl couple, nobody would even bat an eye.

 http://youtu.be/o36gkKbymhs

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Rosie Perez on Soul Train 1980s

Rosie went so hard.

for the husband

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the beatles - hey jude

from “the smothers brothers comedy hour”, which actually a pretty good show, as i recall. great performance video.

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i used to like sock monkeys until about 7 seconds ago.

i used to like sock monkeys until about 7 seconds ago.

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i think i traumatized my fitbit (at Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, Balboa Park)

i think i traumatized my fitbit (at Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, Balboa Park)

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From a Dippity-do commercial, c. 1960s.

publicdomaindiva:

From a Dippity-do commercial, c. 1960s.

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Game camera captures a raccoon party underneath malfunctioning deer feeder

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Game camera captures a raccoon party underneath malfunctioning deer feeder